And the winner is…Urbanism on Tap!

Members of CNU Tampa Bay and the Urban Charrette (left to right): Steve Schukraft, Vinod Kadu, Erin Chantry, Gui de Almeida, Ali Ankudowich, Evan Johnson, and Stephen  Benson

Members of CNU Tampa Bay and the Urban Charrette (left to right): Steve Schukraft, Vinod Kadu, Erin Chantry, Gui de Almeida, Ali Ankudowich, Evan Johnson, and Stephen Benson

We are thrilled to announce that Urbanism on Tap has won the 2014 Award of Excellence from the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. This award recognizes an organization, initiative, urban planning process or project which is unique and revolutionary within the Tampa Bay Region. Urbanism on Tap was highlighted as an innovative concept that supports participatory planning principles and demonstrates excellence in the planning profession. If you haven’t yet experienced Urbanism on Tap – the program combines outreach, networking, and education into a unique series of events. Urbanism on Tap provides participants with an opportunity to engage in constructive informal conversations about current issues shaping the community. Events are held at neighborhood gathering places – not public institutions – usually a bar or pub that is family friendly. Both locals and professionals are welcome where a free exchange of knowledge and experiences is encouraged. The goal is to raise grassroots awareness and provide an opportunity for the average person to explore and engage with issues shaping their urban environment.  CNU Tampa Bay members and representatives from the Urban Charrette jointly accepted the award at an awards reception on November 21 at the Tampa Museum of Art.

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CNU Tampa Bay’s Holiday Party @ The Canopy in St. Pete

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Celebrate the holidays with fellow new urbanists and friends at CNU Tampa Bay’s Holiday Party at the Canopy on Beach Drive in Downtown St. Petersburg. Join us the evening of December 6th to share some excellent company, an amazing view, a hearty selection of hors d’oeuvres, and a round of complimentary drinks for the first 25 followed by a cash bar.

Where: The Canopy Cabanas at the Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive, NE in Downtown St. Petersburg

When: December 6th from 6:00 to 8:00pm

 

PLEASE RSVP HERE.

Happy Holidays!

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Grand Central, St. Petersburg Walkabout, Oct 9

StPeteWalkabout 3x5October 9, 2014 – Grand Central, St. Petersburg Walkabout. Time – 5:30pm to 7:15pm, Venue – Downtown St. Petersburg

Meet 5:30pm at 3 Daughters Brewery and then walk with the group towards Green Bench Brewery. Attendees can join the organizers for a late Happy Hour at around 7:15pm. People who cannot make it to walk can directly join the rest of the group at Green Bench too.

Looking forward to see you there!

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Urbanism on Tap 4.0: Role of Universities in Urban Design and Innovation

PART I: Tuesday, Sept 9, 2014 – 5:45-7:15pm – P.J Dolan’s Irish Pub and Grille (2836 E.Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL)

PART II: Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 – 5:45-7:15pm – P.J Dolan’s Irish Pub and Grille (2836 E.Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL)

PART III: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 – 5:45-7:15pm – P.J Dolan’s Irish Pub and Grille (2836 E.Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL)

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Urbanism on Tap is a new series organized by CNU Tampa Bay and The Urban Charrette designed to give an opportunity for the community to engage in constructive conversations about current ideas shaping our city. The format is simple enough – We’ll provoke the conversation with a quick slideshow and then start a lively dialog Open Mic style.

Our fourth series is back! with the launch of The Role of Universities in Urban Design and Innovation, which is focused on the influence of universities on the development of our community.

#1 – The USF Factor! Shaping Tampa One Building and One Mind at a Time – Sept 9, 2014
This discussion will focus on USF’s influence on our economy, our politics, and our physical environment.

#2 – Town and Gown: Getting Along and Prospering – Nov 18, 2014 
What is the relationship like between universities and their host cities? How are they changing?

#3 – The Connected Future of USF and North Tampa? – Jan 13, 2015

How do we achieve our vision? How can the relationship between USF and its current/future partners with surrounding local government and community organization help to reshape the greater North Tampa area?

*Please note our new location for this series is P.J Dolan’s (2836 E.Bearss Ave, Tampa, FL). 

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Visioning the Future of Tampa Heights: “Building a Better Block!”

In June, CNU Tampa Bay had the opportunity to join forces with  the Tampa Heights Civic Association to help the citizens of Tampa Heights envision the future of Franklin Street and the Tampa Heights neighborhood. The Visioning Workshop, organized and led by CNU Tampa Bay, was attended by residents and business owners alike, as members of the community who are working together to reinvigorate their neighborhood. It was the first step in the Build a Better Block Project that will be concluded in January 2015.

The Build a Better Block Project is a “demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage” in the future of  a place. The Build a Better Block has been used as a tool across the country to help redeveloping communities experience the possibilities for change in their neighborhood. A project typically involves a temporary redesign of the street that enables multimodal transportation and placemaking while increasing economic development. In January, we’ll be hitting the streets with other urban design, planning, and community organizations to demonstrate the future of Franklin Street as a vibrant and walkable neighborhood center for the Tampa Heights neighborhood. Over one weekend, fun, exciting, and interactive, temporary installations will be installed along Franklin Street that will give an insight into Franklin Street’s potential as a “complete, livable street.”

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Examples of temporary “tactical urbanism” installations

Before we jump to the fun stuff, it’s important that these temporary installations represent the permanent changes that the community envisions. To do that we had neighborhood residents participate in a series of exercises to help direct and define a unified vision. Visioning, visual preference, map, and street section exercises gave a variety of opportunity to gather the DNA of Franklin Street’s future.

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Visioning Boards

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Visual Preference Surveys

Street Section exercises

Street Section exercises

CNU Tampa Bay will be taking these results, and with The Urban Charrette and Tampa Heights Civic Association, we’ll create a window into Franklin Street’s future. Check back here or sign up to our email list here to stay up to date with the next steps of the Build a Better Block project in Tampa.

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Urbanism on Tap 3.3

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Urbanism on Tap’s Youthentrepreneurs
Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Pour House (1208 E. Kennedy Blvd, #112 Tampa, FL 33602)

Hi Everyone,This a reminder that the next Urbanism on Tap, brought to you by CNU Tampa Bay and The Urban Charrette is coming up on Tuesday, July 8th from 5:30-7:00 PM at Pour House  Channel District.
PLEASE RSVP HERE.In our final part of this three part series we want you to come and tell us how cities can use development to attract new enterprises? Do traditional forms of development support new tech industries and young entrepreneurs?Please send this email to friends, colleagues, and citizen stakeholders who might be interested so we can keep the conversation moving forward.*Parking is available in Grand Central parking garage, and is free for first two hours.
Hope to see you there!
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Urbanism on Tap 3.2

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Urbanism on Tap’s On the Social Side
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Pour House (1208 E. Kennedy Blvd, #112 Tampa, FL 33602)

Hi Everyone, This a reminder that the next Urbanism on Tap, brought to you by CNU Tampa Bay and The Urban Charrette is coming up on Tuesday, May 13th from 5:30-7:00 PM at Pour House in the Channel District.PLEASE RSVP HERE.

In our second of this three part series we want you to come and tell us how you are affected by development.  What determines where changes take place?  And just how can citizens shape the future of Tampa Bay?

Please send this email to friends, colleagues, and citizen stakeholders who might be interested so we can keep the conversation moving forward.

*Parking is available in Grand Central parking garage, and is free for first two hours.

 Hope to see you there!
 
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